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Google hands over concessions to EU following complaints

Google hands over concessions to EU following complaints

Google has been in a lot of deep trouble with the European Union over the past several years, almost to the point where we think that the search giant will never learn its lesson. However, it seems like the company is coming around, and they have officially handed in formal concessions to the EU in hopes to avoid a steep fine.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk urging lawmakers to allow direct auto sales in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk urging lawmakers to allow direct auto sales in Texas

Tesla Motors currently has over 50 locations around the world, and it seems that the company wants to focus on sales in the US. However, the only state that isn't allowing Tesla to build their own dealerships in Texas. In the Lonestar State, the law says that auto makers must go through a third party in order to sell its vehicles, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't want it that way.

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California bans using hands-on GPS while driving

California bans using hands-on GPS while driving

Text messaging while driving is quickly making its way into law books across the US, and so is even talking on your phone. However, that leaves a bit of a gray area as far as using maps and GPS on your smartphone, but the State of California has cleared up the confusion and officially made it a law that you can't use the GPS function on your smartphone unless it's hands-free.

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Google under fire in Europe, could face massive fines

Google under fire in Europe, could face massive fines

Google is in a heap of trouble over in Europe due to not complying to making changes to its privacy policy when it was ordered to do so. Regulators in six European countries may invoke legal action on Google, and the search giant could face some hefty fines. Google's deadline to make changes to its privacy policy was February 26, 2012.

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The Pirate Bay becomes world’s largest file-sharing website

The Pirate Bay becomes world’s largest file-sharing website

The Pirate Bay has been the brunt of most legal battles dealing with piracy over the last few years, but apparently that isn't stopping the website from remaining incredibly popular. The torrent tracker has surpassed 4shared, Mediafire, and other popular file-sharing websites to become the world's largest once again.

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Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

If you're not sure about what's been going on between Apple and Samsung as of late, the two companies are still involved in a legal cat fight. Back in August, Samsung was given a $1.05 billion damages bill that they would have to pay to Apple. That figure has since been cut down significantly, but Apple still says that the judge made a calculation error and is off by $85 million.

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Lawmaker seeks to ban Google Glass use while driving

Lawmaker seeks to ban Google Glass use while driving

A lawmaker in West Virginia is seeking to ban the use of Google Glass, and other Google Glass-esque products, while driving. Gary G. Howell, a republican in the West Virginia Legislature, believes that Google Glass poses the same dangers, if not worse, as texting and driving. He does have a valid point, because how safe can it be to watch a YouTube video while heading to the grocery store?

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Intertrust sues Apple for patent infringement

Intertrust sues Apple for patent infringement

It looks like this time around, Apple is the one getting lawsuits filed against them. A company called Intertrust, owned by big names,Sony and Philips, has claimed that Apple has infringed on its security and content protection patents. Apple is accused of violating 12 patents centered around security, as well as software that prevents piracy of media files like music, movies, apps and more.

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LG accuses Samsung of infringing on eye-tracking patent on GALAXY S 4

LG accuses Samsung of infringing on eye-tracking patent on GALAXY S 4

The tango between Samsung and LG is starting back up again. LG is accusing Samsung of infringing on one of its eye-tracking patents. Specifically, the dispute deals with Samsung's "Smart Pause" on the GALAXY S 4 and "Smart Video" on the Optimus G Pro, both of which automatically pause video when your eyes stray away from the screen.

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FCC lays down the iron fist on illegal robocalls

FCC lays down the iron fist on illegal robocalls

We all know the feeling of receiving robocalls. These are when you receive a phone call and the other end is an automated message advertising a certain product, or in this case, attempting to get your support for a specific political candidate. It turns out that some of these robocalls have been illegal, and the FCC is cracking down on it as we speak.

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AT&T iPad hacker sentenced to 41 months in prison

AT&T iPad hacker sentenced to 41 months in prison

Andrew Auernheimer, or better known as his internet pseudonym "weev", has been sentence to 41 months in federal prison for obtaining the personal data of over 100,000 AT&T iPad owners on AT&T’s website. Auernheimer exploited a security flaw in AT&T's iPad registration system that allowed him to download contact information of these iPad owners. The court case goes back a couple years ago.

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1 in 3 Americans still text and drive

1 in 3 Americans still text and drive

State governments around the US have been cracking down on mobile phone use during the past couple of years. Some states even make it illegal to use your mobile phone at all while driving, while some states will allow you to talk, but not text. However, it turns out that 1 in 3 US drivers still text when behind the wheel.

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